Unique Workplace Challenges for Healthcare Workers

Common career paths in the healthcare industry include physicians and nurses. Yet, there are hundreds of careers related to the healthcare industry that a person may pursue.  Indeed lists 32 of the possible career paths that people may explore. Many of these careers do not… read more

What Is Popcorn Lung?

A chemical vapor used to flavor some of our most popular snacks has been linked to a dangerous lung condition called “popcorn lung.”  While diacetyl is thought to be safe to eat, it can cause serious damage to your lungs if inhaled.  Workers in food… read more

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Got Coronavirus At Work?

Yes, you may be able to get workers’ compensation if you get coronavirus at work. However, some circumstances may make getting compensation difficult or even impossible. You will need to prove that your injury or illness is work-related. If it is not, you cannot get… read more

How Long Does a Workers’ Comp Settlement Take?

Filing for workers’ compensation benefits in Texas can be the simplest way to obtain financial reimbursement for your medical expenses and lost wages after a job-related accident. Although Texas law does not require all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, most do. If you are… read more

Can You Work While on Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation in Texas serves to reimburse injured employees for their medical bills and lost wages so they can focus on recovery without financial strain. Workers’ compensation favors the employee – receiving benefits does not require proving anyone’s fault for the injury or illness. It… read more

Is My Company Liable for Passenger Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents On the Job?

Accidents that happen on the job in Texas abide by different rules and systems than non-work related accidents. Liability, a victim’s legal options, and how much compensation employees can receive, all differ from the typical rules when the crash happened at work. One example of… read more

Can I Sue My Employer If I Signed an Arbitration Agreement?

Arbitration clauses are a common part of employment agreements in Texas. If you signed paperwork when you took a new job, there is a chance you unknowingly accepted an arbitration agreement. You might have given up your right to take your employer to court for… read more

When to File a Workers Non-Subscriber Lawsuit

If you recently suffered a work-related injury, you may be able to file a claim that will compensate you for your medical bills, pay for your lost wages, and address other costs of your rehabilitation and recovery. However, your avenue for recourse will depend on… read more

America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a unit of the U.S. Department of Labor came out with its latest report on fatal occupational injuries in December 2016. The report outlined the national census of injuries for the year 2015 (the most recent year data is available)…. read more

Am I Liable if a Contractor Is Injured in My House?

If you are undertaking a homebuilding project, you may have a significant learning curve in terms of hiring contractors. Contractors come with their own rules, insurance policies, and other considerations when they perform work on a private property. As the homeowner, you have specific legal… read more